I had every intention today of writing my GBBD post today, as I've been sucked into helping at a family yard sale tomorrow, but that's just not going to happen. Let's see, a late night looking at online seed catalogs turned into a slightly late morning, followed by a bit of exercise interspersed periodically with moving sprinklers around outside. That turned into a bit of puttering about weeding and cleaning up a bit. It all culminated in me harvesting the basil in the vegetable garden to make pesto. I cut enough basil to fill a 15 quart bucket to overflowing, then spent more than three hours washing the basil, cutting out the toughest bits of stem, and turning it all into about 4.5 quarts of pesto. Most of that went straight to the freezer. Somehow it turned into a rather busy day, and now I simply don't feel like running around the yard taking pictures for Bloom Day. Before I realized that GBBD was on a Saturday this month, I was going to write a post regarding the growings on in the vegetable garden, but it seems that will be delayed even further. Aw, who cares? I've got fresh pesto!
Ok, here's a little preview of the vegetable garden, as it pertains to this brief excuse-making post. This is what the basils looked like before. They've all been cut down by about 2/3rds now. It's been overcast and misty most of the day. Hopefully my oca doesn't resent loosing its shade too much when the sun comes back out.